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Will Claxton |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (33) / 9/14/1981
Ht / Wt:  5'10 / 170
College: Auburn University

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After having surgery on his left hip, Will Claxton will begin the 2014-15 PGA TOUR season on a medical extension in the reshuffle category.
It took a while for the details of his absence to surface, but that's not unusual with golfers way off the radar, even those with status on the world's best circuit. To wit, we don't know why he needed surgery and it's not known when he hopes to return. Claxton hasn't played anywhere since missing the cut at Pebble Beach in early February. He was given 12 starts on the medical to earn $655,459 or 385.660 FedExCup points for a promotion to the Major Medical category. Oct 4 - 4:52 PM

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Will Claxton is not listed in the published field of next week's Valero Texas Open.

When he withdrew early from the Puerto Rico Open, that raised a flag given his spot in the bottom half of the Web.com Tour reshuffle. That he's the only golfer in the top 36 of the same group not to commit to the 144-man field at TPC San Antonio serves as a trend. No news has surfaced to explain his absence since missing the cut at Pebble Beach six weeks ago, but that's not unusual since he doesn't move the needle. He's 4-for-8 on the season and began this week slotted 183rd in the FedExCup standings.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Mar 21 - 8:04 PM

Will Claxton has been removed from the published field of this week's Puerto Rico Open. NOTE: Skip Kendall also withdrew as an alternate.

This isn't like any of the other withdrawals this week. Claxton sits 30th in the Web.com Tour Reshuffle and 176th in FedExCup points. He hasn't played since missing the cut at Pebble Beach may not crack another field until the Valero Texas Open at the end of this month.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Mar 5 - 10:35 AM

Will Claxton posted a 4-under-par 34-34=68 in his opening round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am at Spyglass Hill.

This is what the doctor ordered, especially on the hardest track in the rotation. He hit 15 greens in regulation and erased one bogey with an eagle-3 at the 11th hole and three birdies. He now turns his attention to Monterey Peninsula Country Club's Shore Course for the second round.
Feb 6 - 7:54 PM

Will Claxton needs a big week at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

Claxton missed the cut in this event in his rookie year of 2012, then decided to skip it last season. Given he had to return to the Web.com Tour for the Finals in order to attain status for 2013-14, he doesn't have the luxury of being choosy in his starts this time around. That he opted against playing here last year is a solid sign that the course rotation doesn't fit his eye.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Feb 5 - 8:30 PM

Will Claxton has embarked on his third PGA TOUR season.

Claxton managed to hang onto his card as a rookie in 2012, but had to step down to the Web.com Tour Finals in order to regain his privileges in 2013-14. This season is off to a better start, having made three of four cuts after only making nine out of 24 in 2013. He is subject to the reshuffle, so that he's earned a little cash early is key. All things considered, there are plenty of better options but a few worse as well.
Mon, Dec 16, 2013 08:07:00 PM

Will Claxton backed up his opening, bogey-free 65 at The McGladrey Classic with a 1-over-par 36-35=71 in the second round.

At the end of the day when all of the scores are tabulated, he'll likely be under par as it compares to the rest of the field, so by no means did he do any harm in difficult scoring conditions. Claxton hit 12 greens and suffered three bogeys against two birdies. His longest conversion measured 17 feet at the par-4 eighth hole, his penultimate of the round. At 4-under 136, he's just three strokes adrift of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Fri, Nov 8, 2013 01:52:00 PM

Will Claxton spun a bogey-free, 5-under-par 32-33=65 in his opening round of The McGladrey Classic, finishing three strokes off the 18-hole lead.

The Web.com Tour Finals grad cashed in his first two starts of the season, but he's yet to establish himself as viable fantasy investment. Those on board disagree today as he went 4-for-4 in scrambling and picked off five birdies. The set included conventional conversions from 35'1" and 16'11" at Nos. 14 and 7, respectively, but the highlight was a jarred bunker shot from 23 yards away at the par-3 17th. He even added a par save from 11'2" at the 12th hole for good measure.
Fri, Nov 8, 2013 09:11:00 AM

Will Claxton shot a 5-under-par 35-31=66 in his opening round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, finishing six strokes off the clubhouse lead.

A survivor from the Web.com Tour Finals after a forgettable return trip to the PGA TOUR in 2013, Claxton shared 46th place last week in California and now sets up to cash again in Las Vegas. Finding starts out of the reshuffle is never easy, but converting on them is equally as important. He went 6-for-15 in birdie opportunities today with notable conversions from 34'10" and 12'7" at the fifth and 15th holes, respectively. His only blemish was a bogey-5 at the sixth hole where he sailed his approach over the green.
Thu, Oct 17, 2013 05:14:00 PM

Will Claxton turns his attention to the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open after a T46 at the Frys.com Open last week.

Claxton begins his third consecutive season on the PGA TOUR after having to drop down to the Web.com Tour Finals to regain his status. He sits 20th in the reshuffle, so merely making the cut in the season's first event was an important step towards keeping his reshuffle number high. He tied for 61st in this event in 2012.
Tue, Oct 15, 2013 09:28:00 PM

Will Claxton reached the halfway point of the Wyndham Championship in 5-under-par 68-67=135 and sits six strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

It had been a lost year for Claxton until he strung together three consecutive paydays capped by a T16 in his last start in Reno. Thus far in Greensboro, he's logged 30 greens in regulation en route to nine birdies against four bogeys. Today's set of four birdies including conversions from 25'5" at the first hole and 29'10" and 6. He bogeyed the only hole where he wasn't standing over a birdie putt. He arrived ranked 176th in FedExCup points and 187th in earnings.
Fri, Aug 16, 2013 02:26:00 PM

Will Claxton walked away with nine points in the third round of the Reno-Tahoe Open, increasing his total to 22 for the week.

His five birdies more than outpaced his only bogey. Claxton kept his card during his rookie year of 2012, but finds himself in a deep hole with only two weeks remaining before the FedExCup Playoff field is announced. At worst, it looks like he's a lock for his first top 25 of the season with a real shot at a top 10.
Sat, Aug 3, 2013 08:15:00 PM

Will Claxton spun a 6-under-par 33-33=66 in his opening round of the Sanderson Farms Championship to grab sole possession of the early clubhouse lead.

He's having a terrible year, surviving just five of 20 cuts without a top 25. He arrived in Mississippi ranked 184th in FedExCup points. Today he converted eight birdies, including on all four par 5s to help offset two bogeys. Overall, Claxton landed 14 greens in regulation en route to his low aggregate all season.
Thu, Jul 18, 2013 12:39:00 PM

Will Claxton will tee it up in the AT&T National where he tied for 44th a year ago.

Claxton failed to break par in any of his four laps around Congressional Country Club. After a solid rookie season in 2012, this year has been anything but. In 17 starts, he’s made just five cuts and at 177th in the FedExCup rankings, has plenty of work to do if he hopes to secure his 2013-14 PGA TOUR card without the need of a four-tournament qualifier.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Tue, Jun 25, 2013 09:53:00 AM

Will Claxton opened the HP Byron Nelson Championship with a 4-under-par 35-31=66, finishing six strokes off the clubhouse lead.

If there's such a thing as being due, Claxton epitomized it before today's effort. He arrived in Texas just 4-for-14 on the season. His lowest round was a closing 66 en route to a season-best T39 in Puerto Rico. He's fully exempt but sits 181st in FedExCup points. Today he hit 13 greens and limited the damage to a double bogey at the par-3 13th hole where he three-putted from 26'6". Elsewhere, he drilled home six birdies, including rolls from 11'3" and 11 feet at the 11th and eighth holes, respectively. The highlight of the round, however, was a chip-in for par from the rough nine yards away at 12.
Thu, May 16, 2013 05:09:00 PM